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GOP analyst Rick Wilson flattens Trump after his rambling Fox News interview: He’s a ‘terrified old man’

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Appearing on MSNBC with host Ali Velshi, GOP consultant and frequent Donald Trump critic Rick Wilson surveyed damage done to the president this past week, and compared the president’s response to “a terrified old man.”

Following the Fox News interview with host Ainsley Earnhardt, where Trump lashed out in multiple directions, Wilson — who is out pushing his book, ‘Everything  Trump Touches Dies‘ — was asked what he made of Trump’s terrible week.

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After watching a Fox clip of Trump giving himself a grade of A-plus for his performance so far, Wilson quipped that he personally would not grade the president that high.

“The best I’ll give him, Ali, is a participation trophy,” Wilson stated. “Donald Trump is a great self-promoter but there is a level of self-delusion from this guy that defies comedy.”

“Look,” he continued. “Introspection is not Donald Trump’s strong point, and unfortunately, when you’re the president of the United States you need to be able to look at the broader picture beyond your self-interest, your own ego, your own needs and make judgments about your leadership. And if you think you’ve only gotten gold stars and only gotten A-pluses, you’re not going to change anything.”

“I think there are a majority of Americans who are certainly concerned about Donald Trump’s leadership on a whole variety of fronts,” he continued. “Yes, the folks that support him think he can do no wrong, but the rest of America is worried that this is a guy who is not terribly stable.”

Pointing to Trump’s middle of the night all-cap tweet about “No collusion,” Wilson called the president out.

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“Waking up in the middle of the night to tweet in all caps is not a sign of confident leadership — it’s a sign of a terrified old man who feels the walls closing in,” he remarked. “He’s basically a bluffer and he’ll try to double down on this “I’m perfect and the rest of you are lying’ theory in regards to the cases.”

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Tech titan chiefs to testify at US antitrust committee

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The US House Committee on the Judiciary on Monday announced that leaders of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google will testify during an antitrust investigation hearing.

The hearing, scheduled to take place July 27, comes against a backdrop of growing complaints about tech platforms that have dominated key economic sectors, and calls by some activists and politicians to break up the Silicon Valley giants

Chief executives Jeff Bezos (Amazon), Tim Cook (Apple), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook) and Sundar Pichai (Google) will be allowed to appear virtually if they wish, according to a joint statement released by Judiciary committee chairman Jerrold Nadler and Antitrust subcommittee chairman David Cicilline.

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New Zealand restricts entry for Kiwis escaping coronavirus

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New Zealand began restricting the return of its own nationals Tuesday as the country faces an accelerating influx of citizens fleeing coronavirus outbreaks overseas and limited quarantine facilities.

National carrier Air New Zealand put a three-week freeze on new bookings and the government is in talks with other airlines to limit capacity, officials said.

New Zealand has gone 67 days without any cases of coronavirus in the community and its 22 active cases are all in managed quarantine facilities for New Zealanders flocking home from worsening epidemics elsewhere.

There are nearly 6,000 people currently undergoing the mandatory 14-day quarantine in the facilities and another 3,500 are due to arrive this week.

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‘Do your part’: WWII film ‘Greyhound’ teaches virus lesson, says Hanks

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Tom Hanks is "heartbroken" that his World War II thriller must skip the big screen due to the pandemic -- but hopes it can still teach audiences at home a thing or two about acting decently in a global crisis.

"Greyhound," out on Apple TV+ Friday, was written by and stars Hanks as a rookie captain escorting a convoy of Allied ships as they cross the freezing North Atlantic, hounded by Nazi U-boats.

The movie follows a destroyer's terrified young crew crossing the treacherous ocean beyond the range of air cover, bound together in life-and-death responsibility for protecting the fleet and each other.

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